Travel has not been in the books of most Britons in recent years and those who have planned a winter trip away have most likely had to cancel because Omicron threw away the plans.
The good news for travelers is that promising signs are developing when European giants like France open their borders to tourists in a huge boost for those who want to get away during the first part of this year.
The Nordic countries have varying entry requirements and those who want holidays in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland will need to go through several checks and status updates if they want to enter.
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Below you can check the restrictions for your holiday and if you may need to cancel your pre-booked holiday.
All travelers to Finland from the UK born in 2006 or earlier must present proof of a negative Covid test taken no later than 48 hours before arrival. This can be a PCR test or a side flow test.
Travelers born in 2007 or later are exempt from granting vaccination status or taking a test, provided they travel with a fully vaccinated parent or adult guardian.
Documents proving that travelers are fully vaccinated must be dated at least seven days before entering the country. Finnish authorities believe that people who have only received one dose of the vaccine and who have previously recovered from Covid are fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated tourists are currently not allowed to enter Finland.
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At present, only those who live in Iceland, and those who have either been fully vaccinated against Covid at least 14 days before arrival, or have recently recovered from it, are allowed to enter.
Negative PCR or antigen test results must be demonstrated within 72 hours before departure to Iceland. Travelers must also pre-register prior to arrival.
If a traveler should test positive on arrival, they must isolate themselves in a hotel or state-provided accommodation unless further tests show a negative result.
Anyone wishing to enter Norway must be tested for Covid upon arrival at the port of entry. If there is no test center in the port of entry, a self-test must be performed within 24 hours of arrival.
Isolation will only be required if the test result after arrival gives a positive result.
Travelers must also complete a registration form within 72 hours of arrival.
Evidence of receiving a double dose of a vaccine is only valid if the last dose was administered at least seven days before arrival. Single-dose certificates must be at least 21 days old to be considered valid.
Travelers who have recovered from Covid in the last six months and can prove it do not need to present evidence of a negative test before departure on arrival.
At present, all non-essential trips to Sweden are prohibited except for fully vaccinated travelers who have received their last dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival.
Travelers must also provide proof that they have tested negative for Covid at least 48 hours prior to arrival.
Children under the age of 18 do not have to prove vaccination status if they travel with a fully vaccinated adult.
British and other foreign citizens who can prove residency in Sweden are also excluded.
There is no isolation period for fully vaccinated travelers entering Sweden, but arrivals from the UK are recommended to take a PCR test on arrival.
Whether you are vaccinated or not, Denmark requires you to take either a rapid antigen test within 48 hours of arrival, or a PCR test up to 72 hours before.
Travelers from the United Kingdom who bring proof that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and give a negative Covid test according to the instructions above can enter Denmark without isolating themselves.
If you have not been fully vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid, you must take a Covid test within 24 hours of arrival in Denmark.
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